Slab

remote, sf
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

At Slab, we are on a mission to make the workplace a source of learning and purpose. We believe that writing is the best way for teams to retain and share knowledge. Since the beginning, we've been laser-focused on building the best knowledge base for every team. Our product features an intuitive editor, a powerful post management system, a unified search that finds things everywhere, and extensive integrations with other tools in your existing workflow.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • ​Slab is a young company that's experiencing strong growth. Our product is trusted by thousands of teams, such as Asana, Glossier, and Vevo.

  • We are a small team of experienced developers and designers, having founded and sold a YCombinator backed company (became Salesforce Notes) and led the early development of Airbnb Select. Our team has domain experience in productivity and collaboration.

  • We thrive on utilizing the latest technologies to put a simple and elegant product on the center stage. We currently maintain one of the most popular open-source projects on GitHub: https://quilljs.com.

  • Our approach to work is inspired by companies that have a big impact while staying relatively small. We embrace remote and flexible work arrangements.

  • We have raised a 3.6M seed from Matrix Partners, CRV, NEA and relevant investors who have all started companies themselves.


Engineering at Slab

Engineering team and processes

We plan the company's general direction quarterly. All team member participates in this process, and each owns an area. Every other week we plan our tasks together. Our bi-weekly retrospective meeting provides the stage for discussing technical decisions.

Technical Challenges

Slab delivers a simple to use, easy to understand yet flexible and powerful product to the user. Much of the complexity is encapsulated in engineering and never exposed to our user.

Projects you might work on
  • Maintain and enhance a WYSIWYG real-time collaborative editor that allows embeds, mentions, and complicated formatting.

  • Design and build a flexible, secure yet easy to understand permission system to help users protect their privileged documents.

  • Centralized search results from other tools where team knowledge could reside.

  • Design an implement a simple API to integrate with other team productivity tools to provide link unfurling, content embeds, and mentions.

Tech stack
React
Elixir
GraphQL
PostgreSQL
Docker
Kubernetes
Google Cloud
JavaScript
TypeScript

Working at Slab

We aspire to be the most impactful company with the fewest number of people. We share abundantly and honestly while acting with respect and regard for each other. We aim to deliver exceptionally high values in a small set of focus areas. We act and execute after careful thought and examination of known information while acknowledging the risks we accept in its absence.

More on our values: https://slab.com/about.

Perks & benefits
  • Free Food

    Free catered lunch (5x per week)

  • Flexible Hours
  • Work from Home

    Wednesdays are no meeting and work from home day.

  • Team Activities
  • Health Insurance

    Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Other

    Generous option offering with a 7-year exercise window


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